Mitigation

Businesses have an important role in mitigating climate change and its impacts on human rights by reducing or preventing emission of greenhouse gases.  Steps companies can take include improving energy efficiency of their operations and shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

A growing movement of NGOs, foundations, and universities is calling for divestment from fossil fuels, to speed a transition to less-polluting forms of energy.

The following are key investigations & reports related to responsibility of fossil fuel companies:

Philippines CHR investigation | UCS study re impacts of emissions 

UCS score companies 

Subcritical Coal | Digging Deeper: Human rights impacts of coal

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5 December 2018

EU: Council endorses measures requiring banks to disclose ESG-related financial risks

Author: EURACTIV.com

The ECOFIN Council adopted three sustainability measures of the Capital Requirement Directive and Capital Requirement Regulation for banks as part of the EU’s ‘Risk Reduction Measures package’:...

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29 November 2018

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"This study shows that there is a direct correlation between committing to 100% renewable electricity and achieving above-average financial performance. RE100 members consistently perform better than their peers on two key financial performance...

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29 November 2018

USA: Patagonia donates $10M tax break to groups protecting the environment & finding solutions to the climate crisis

Author: Nick Visser, HuffPost

"Patagonia donates $10 million tax break to green groups, says Trump 'irresponsible'," 28 Nov 2018...

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28 November 2018

Civil society urges EU Council to ensure positive progression on development of disclosure requirements for sustainable investments

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26 November 2018

Business leaders urge EU to ensure climate targets are aligned with just transition to net-zero emissions

Author: Sam Morgan, EURACTIV.com

Business leaders have urged the EU to scrap greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and increase climate ambition in time to stick to the Paris Agreement, in a letter seen by EURACTIV....

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7 November 2018

EU: Finance ministers call for strong transparency rules in public & private climate finance

Author: Climate Home News

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30 October 2018

European pension funds call on co's to adopt positions which are in line with goals of the Paris Agreement

Author: Investment & Pensions Europe

"Pension funds challenge European companies on climate lobbying", 29 Oct 2018...

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10 October 2018

USA: Indigenous women's delegation calls for stronger human rights & environmental protections in the Equator Principles

Author: Women's Earth & Climate Action Network, International

A fourth Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation will travel to New York City and Washington D.C. from October 15-17th, to take part in high-level meetings engaging the Equator Principle Association banks (EP banks) and the credit rating agency MSCI,...

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25 September 2018

Climate change & just transition: Draft guide for investor action

Author: Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment

A ‘just transition’ for workers and communities as the world’s economy responds to climate change was included as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement. This guide sets out how investors can pursue the goal of a just transition as part of their core...

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14 September 2018

5 companies commit to respecting core labour rights in buying & developing renewable energy

Author: The B Team

"Companies Step Up to Deliver a Just Transition", 13 Sep 2018...

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